Matthew Kulvicki

Kulvicki previously was Director of Video Production for Strong Economy For All, a coalition of labor, community, and non-profit groups that helped form the “Occupy” movement and advocates for other causes in New York. Prior to that, Kulvicki was Director of Production for the New York State Senate, where he oversaw all video production and live event coverage produced by the state’s 63 senators.

Before moving into political and public service work, Kulvicki was Director of Photography for Showtime Networks. He also has served as Producer and Director of Photography for numerous programs on a variety of commercial networks, including The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, TLC, BET, and Smithsonian. Independently, Kulvicki has produced and directed programming for Sony Pictures Classics and Warner Brothers, and television advertisements for Broadway Shows.

Kulvicki also produces public service announcements and fundraising films for non-profits such as Housing Works, Harlem RBI, and the Institute for Community Living.

Kulvicki has a bachelor’s degree from the Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Matthew Kulvicki is interviewed by Vice on a video he made for Senator Eric Adams while working in Albany

News Apr 15, 2021

“VICE spoke with Kulvicki, who now works as the Director of Film and Video at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, about what it was like to film Adams that day. As it turns out, the story of how the project came to be is almost as ridiculous as the video itself. … And I’m thinking, No, I probably wouldn’t put a revolver in my pillow. But I’m not gonna tell him that. Usually, you put that between your mattress and your box spring, if you’ve watched any movie ever, but I was like, “OK.” He had another pistol in a jewelry box that he pulled on me, and you can see my reaction with the camera. He didn’t warn me that there was a second gun in there. He was like, “I’m just gonna wander around the room and find things. … We disagree on some things—I might be a little bit further left—but he cares a lot and works hard. He cares about the people that live in New York. He’s from New York. He has a long history of working in New York. I would vote for him over Andrew Yang, or the banker [Raymond McGuire]. But Eric Adams probably shouldn’t be mayor either. I don’t know. I think you [New Yorkers] have a real problem.” Drew Schwartz, Vice